Fears of spreading the coronavirus have discouraged cash transactions and increased the number of card and online payments. But cashless transactions aren’t germ-proof, and for many poor families, cash is all they have.
Maryland’s county officials want to add body cameras to the next proposed budget, hoping to provide transparency and accountability in the wake of George Floyd’s death. The cameras will add $4 million to the budget.
The Pittsburgh Port Authority was notified of the award through a tweet from President Trump and accompanying news release. But, officials delayed celebration until confirming the money was actually for them.
By Ed Blazina, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | June 1, k彩平台
In a typical recession, not many older workers lose their jobs. That's not the case this time. They face not only unemployment but the prospect of poverty, with pressures on 401(k)s and other retirement accounts.
By Alan Greenblatt, Senior Staff Writer | June 1, k彩平台
Houston transit officials predict that the city could experience a $102 million loss from a drop in sales tax revenue. Even though the state began reopening in early May, bus and train use has remained at less than half.
Without funding to offset plunging revenues and exploding health-care spending, the downturn will be deeper and recovery will take longer. Now is the time for state and local leaders to make their case.
By Raymond Scheppach, former National Governors Association Executive Director | May 28, k彩平台
Miami, Fla., will undergo a citywide hiring freeze and will postpone stadium repairs in anticipation of the budget shortfall created by the COVID-19 crisis. The city hopes the budget cuts are enough to avoid furloughs.
Gov. Abbott awarded a multimillion-dollar contract to a little-known technology company without much legislative oversight. Legislators on both sides are concerned about transparency and citizen protection.
By Jay Root and Jeremy Blackman, Houston Chronicle | May 26, k彩平台
How safe is it to make payments at your local government office during the pandemic? Offices can limit cards, cash and checks from changing hands—and help slow the spread of COVID-19—by taking these steps.
By Forte Payment Systems, a CSG k彩平台 | May 26, k彩平台